Document Editing

In Here You'll Find:

Information about the Document Editor's sections and functions, as well as where to find elements on the page.

Section Summary

The Document Editor can be used to edit resumes and cover letters.

There are 2 main sections of the Document Editor page:
  1. Toolbar
  2. Document


The toolbar contains most tools you can utilize when creating or editing a document. These tools include a keyword scanner, section editor, document guide, send to counselor button and more. 


At the top of the toolbar is the document name text field. The name of the document can be changed by entering a new name into the text field.

Send to Counselor

The first button is the Send to Counselor button. This button can be used to request a review of a document. If clicked, your counselor will be notified that a request was made to review your document.


To read comments and suggestions click on Suggestions, located at the bottom left of the toolbar. If any suggestions have been left on your document they will appear directly below the toolbar after clicking Suggestions. These suggestions include ones that have been left by your counselor as well as auto-suggestions generated by Awato. The number located within the suggestions icon indicates the number of suggestions that have been left on your document. In addition to reading suggestions, you can also comment on ones left by your counselor.  


If you are on the Document Editor page and would like to learn about the different sections of your document you can click Guide Me, this is located to the right of the Suggestions button. Clicking on Guide Me will activate the section guide which will appear directly below the toolbar. The document guide provides information about each section of your document. 

Keyword Scanner

The keyword scanner can be used to scan your document for keywords. The scanner can be opened by clicking on Keyword Scan, located to the right of the Guide Me at the bottom of the toolbar. Clicking on Keyword Scan will open a Scan menu on the right side of the screen. 

The keyword scanner searches for keywords based on the industry selected when creating or uploading a document. In addition to the industry, the scanner can also utilize job description if one was inputted. Based on the number of keywords utilized in a document the scanner generated a letter grade for the document that is displayed on the Scan menu. If you would like to scan based on a different industry or job description you can click on the New Scan button to input different information into the scanner. 

Section Editor

The section editor allows you to change your resumes template and add or remove sections from your document.  The section editor can be opened by clicking on Section Editor, located to the right of Keyword Scan at the bottom of the toolbar. Clicking on Section Editor will open the edit menu on the right side of the screen. 


The more menu allows you to view more information and tools about your document. The more menu can be opened by clicking on More, located at the bottom right of the toolbar. Clicking on More will open the more menu on the right side of the screen. Due to the responsive nature of the Documents page, some of the tools might appear, within the More menu or the Toolbar when editing a document on a laptop, desktop computer, phone or tablet. 

Last Edit 

At the top of the more menu, there is text indicating when your document was last edited. 

Document Type

The document type is located directly above the document status. Resumes can be either uploaded or created. 


Below the document type is the document status.

There are 4 statuses a document can have: 

  1. Drafted, the drafted status means that your document has been created but you have not yet sent it to a counselor for review.
  2. Review Requested, this status means that you have sent the document to your counselor to review. The document will have this status until it is marked as approved or reviewed by your counselor.
  3. Reviewed, this status means that your document has been reviewed by your counselor and they made suggestions for you to review. After you have read the suggestions and edited your document you can send the document back to your counselor for another review.
  4. Approved, the approved status means that your counselor has reviewed your document and has not found any errors. 


Download is located within the tools section of the menu. If clicked, a dropdown menu with different options for sharing or downloading a document will appear. 

Print Preview

Print preview is located within the tools section of the menu. Clicking Print Preview will generate a preview of what your document will look like when it is printed. 

Delete Document

Delete Document is located within the tools section of the menu. Clicking on Delete Document will delete your document from Awato. A confirmation modal will appear if Delete Document is clicked to ensure a document is not removed accidentally. 


The document is where you can edit the text of your resume or cover letter. Each section is pre-populated with examples to help you understand what information should be entered into each section. To edit the document you can simply click on the area you would like to edit and start typing. Your document is saved automatically as you work so you don't need to worry about losing any of your edits.

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